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Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-4.1] hw/arm/nseries: Deprecate th

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-4.1] hw/arm/nseries: Deprecate the n800 and n810 machines
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2019 07:03:52 +0200
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Thomas Huth <address@hidden> writes:

> On 12/04/2019 18.02, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 at 16:26, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> These machines depend on the deprecated bluetooth subsystem. In case we
>>> finally decide to remove the bluetooth subsystem, we likely need to
>>> remove the n800 and n810 machines, too, so mark them now as deprecated.
>> ...we could just remove the bluetooth devices from the boards?
> Maybe we could. But do we really want to spent time to work on boards
> that likely nobody uses anymore? Or do you know anybody using it?
> (at least Guenter does not seem to use it, according to his list, see
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2018-10/msg06125.html )

I think we're far too willing to drag along code of dubious utility.

Deprecation is not a death sentence.  It's a formal notice to users "we
intend to drop this, and now is the time to argue for keeping it".

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